Welcome to DAY TWO of our monthly hop around the block and visit a wide range of wonderful Cricut crafters. SO MUCH TALENT on this Design Team that I am honored to be on, and on your travels you will see over 100 different Cricut cartridges in use!
You should have come from the super amazing Laura's blog. If you did not please start at the beginning of the hop at http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
Too many great projects we don't want you to miss! NOT TO MENTION THERE ARE PRIZES INVOLVED!!! WOOO! Should you get lost the entire lineup can be found at the bottom of this post.
Onto my cartridges for this month. I was recently asked to make a banner and card set for a John Deere themed birthday party. I thought... sure... I could do a green tractor, but how cool if I could get the logo on there somewhere. So here's how I did it:
Using Cricut Craft Room (trust me, its worth the wait. The kinks are annoying and the program seems to work better every time I use it) I selected the tractor from "Everyday Paper Dolls" and then found the perfect deer shape on "Going Places", tilted it, and dropped it ontop of the tractor engine area. I cut that from green. I cut one of the same without the deer in yellow. Once cut, I trimmed the green seat, wheel and bumper away to further show the yellow. Then I custom created ovals to match the wheel sizes to cover over the tractor wheels. Once it was put together it looked a little too "clean" to me so I dirtied it up with some walnut ink brushed on with a piece of felt by hand.
Not sure what to do with my new little creation, I decided to give it a sceen on a card. Not sure if I will put a child's age in the clouds? Either way, its blank for now. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the grass and Going Places for the clouds. The sky and grass hill are hand cut. Chalking completes the detail.
My next project was made for a friend of mine named Amy. She has a business called Forever In A Flash Photography and she is incredibly talented. Her pictures literally make me gasp sometimes. If you are in the Baltimore area, you should check out her work. MY photography, on the other hand, leaves a little to be desired. Sorry for the poor quality here....
Once I saw this posted photo on Amy's page, I wanted to show what a custom mat could do to enhance the photograph. I wanted to compliment the soft browns and reds of the photos and add some femininity with a soft purple. I used CCR to create a mat, and a plum border for the mat opening. I chose a little sentiment from "Sugar and Spice" and cut it at 3.25" in a dark gray color and used the plum cardstock for the heart. For a variation, I made a second mat "accessory" cutting "S" from Ashlyn's Alphabet in black and used a prima flower on the bottom right side.
Thank you, as always, for stopping by and honoring me with your visit today! I hope that along this weekend's hop that you have found some great project inspiration from the fantastic gals on this team!
Your next stop on the hop is on Lezlye at http://lezlyes.blogspot.com